MEDVL_101_Assngt_Chretien

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Arthur Through The Ages Chretien Assignment I would have to conclude that I find Geoffrey of Monmouth’s writing much better and much more interesting than the writing of Chretien de Troyes. Chretien is extremely dull and repetitive. How many times did Lancelot engage in a fight with another knight and was on the verge of victory when a fair lady came to the aid of the troubled knight and asked for his mercy? Too many times. The story involved many adventures with no meaningful purpose. What was accomplished by all of the jousts? Nothing really, except for the last battle when Lancelot finally ends Meleagant’s life. I suppose Chretien figured that the story eventually had to move in some meaningful direction. I also found the knight of the cart reference to be completely ridiculous. I cannot believe
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Unformatted text preview: that Chretien could not think of a better way to diminish Lancelot’s reputation than to have him ride in a dwarf-driven cart. It is also a bit absurd that all of the people in Gorre already knew about his incident in the cart by the time he arrived at the meadow to accept the knight’s challenge. Throughout the story Lancelot completes so many tasks that no man could ever accomplish that Lancelot’s fate is almost predictable. We know that he will not be defeated. How can a man that can move an unmovable stone in a monastery or bend thick metal bars with his hands ever lose in a joust? Well I guess it is pretty easy to categorize Creitein’s “The Knight of the Cart” in the literary spectrum—97 percent fiction and 2 percent drama and 1 percent non-fiction. Maybe that’s just my view!...
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